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Tourism student and Future Leader scholar, Shannon Fitzgibbon, chose Lincoln for its study options, inclusive environment and great sense of community.

“I came here and I felt so welcomed,” she says. “There was a great degree that I wanted to pursue and I thought it looked like the place for me.”

Shannon is studying towards a Bachelor of Tourism Management and thinks now is the “perfect time” to be preparing for a tourism career.

“We have a chance to rethink the future of the industry and make it more sustainable and it’s important to have trained professionals who can help businesses do that.

“I thought the degree would give me a great opportunity to get a foot in the tourism industry.”

She says there’s an excellent selection of courses at Lincoln, which can be mixed and matched to fit with students’ interests.

“Lecturers and staff help you on your journey too, as they’re really friendly and willing to help. The library is a great learning space and the small campus means that everything you need is close by.”

Shannon enjoys the large range of events held at Lincoln and says her best experience so far has been living the Halls of Residence on campus.

“I’ve made lots of great friends and it was such a memorable time. Lincoln has helped me to grow in every respect – educationally and socially.

“I love the culture here as it’s such a friendly environment. I think it’s a great way to learn and there’s something here for everyone.”